Friday, May 25, 2018

Good Words

It has been estimated that a talkative person may speak 30,000 words a day. Thus it would be wise to ask our self an important question, "How do our words, be they many or few, affect others?"  Words can be a powerful force to bring about evil or to bring about good. Words can hurt and injure, or words can soothe and heal. Words can mislead, or words can guide. Each of us is responsible for the words, the type of words, coming out of our mouth.

Those who are excessively burdened due to personal troubles or social affliction need a good word from you. A good word can transform the situation or our perception of it. Good words must be true; true to reason, conscience, character and God. Good words must be kind words or words which originate in a loving heart from a loving spirit. Good words must be suitable words, suitable to the particular condition of the sufferer. They should be fitted to his or her condition.

[Excerpt from Good Words-Thoughtful Words by Dennis Davidson]

Proverbs 12:25 ...  Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 12:18 ... There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:24 ... Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.